Theme Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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“We know that every moment is a moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering;not to share them would mean to betray them”(Wiesel 120). This means that if the Jews don’t share every detail and horror of the Holocaust would be unfair to current civilization. It’d be unfair because it’d give history a chance at repeating itself. The book NIght is written by Elie Wiesel, a Jew who survived the concentration camps during the Holocaust. He shares his story of being treated inhumanely. The jews had been dehumanized and Elie Wiesel uses that as a theme to his story to achieve not forgetting.

In the book Elie along with the other Jews were dehumanized. They were taken from their homes and sent to camps. Their belongings were taken to rebuild
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The first major theme is that the holocaust is happening to jewish people. In the beginning of the book, the jews have to start wearing necklaces that show they’re jewish. They begin to hear stories of bad things happening to other jews but they don’t believe that it will happen to them, until it does. This is part of the reason he doesn’t want us to forget, which is another major theme. If we forget the horrible things they did to Elie and the others that were part of the Holocaust, we will be naïve like them and let it happen again. Elie has said throughout interviews and in the speech in the back of the book “not to share them would be to betray them”(120). He believes that the Jews would be just as guilty as the Germans if they don’t share the horrors of what’s happened to them. In the book it speaks a lot about how they took away all their rights and belittled the Jews. They were dehumanized and treated like animals, which is another theme of Night. They were told “If anyone goes missing you will be shot like …show more content…
The themes of the story are dehumanization, not forgetting or repeating what’s happened and showing the horrible conditions the Jews survived. Forgetting makes us just as guilty as the Germans. Imagine if you helped the Holocaust happen and did the terrible things to others, you’re doing that by forgetting and not telling others, because if it happened once what stops it from happening again? What helps it not happen again is us remembering. Elie Wiesel has helped newer generations just by sharing his story, which must not be easy but he does it. He does it because he doesn’t want us to be naïve like he

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